Adam Gault’s new reel
Gault just put up a fresh and moody new reel. A lot of very nice work cut to the lingeringly slow pace of his chosen track. All the elements meld together quite well in his reel to create something that is a bit different than the usual poppy montages that are currently out there.
I very much enjoy the choice of a borderless animation on a black page with zero ui, especially for the segments in his reel where Gault decides to fade everything to black. Gault uses this blackness to his advantage to dictate the energy and overall feel throughout. By not being bound by a single aspect ratio he is able to alternate the scale and framing to affect the energy without changing the overall pacing of his reel. This decision allows him to keep the slow track but still offer those moments of excitement, it also gives his montage solidarity that does not solely rely on the track like many others tend to do.
In most cases, when a reel is cut to a slower track it can easily turn into a very lackluster experience. The choices Gault made and the work that he showcases makes the difference for this well rounded reel.